5 Tulsa Players To Keep An Eye On

Pony Stampede lists five Tulsa players that could give SMU trouble as the Mustangs head into Saturday's game

1. QB Cody Green

A lot was expected out of Green this year, as he (like Gilbert) was a highly touted transfer from a big time program. Green came from Nebraska and has not disappointed this season. Throwing for 13 touchdowns and almost 2,000 yards, Green has led Tulsa to an impressive 9-2 record, with the only losses coming on the road to Iowa and Arkansas. Green has dominated C-USA opponents, and the Mustangs will have their hands full with this talented dual-threat signal caller.

2. FB Alex Singleton

Singleton is the leader of a three-headed rushing attack for the Golden Hurricane. At 6-foot-1, 260-pounds, Singleton is the most physical running back on the team and has had an outstanding senior season. Singleton has rushed for 18 touchdowns this season on only 150 carries. Singleton has the ability to tire out opposing teams' front seven, allowing Green to make his own plays, so the SMU defense must stay strong if they want to slow down the Tulsa attack.

3. RB Ja'Terian Douglas

Douglas is another part of the dangerous backfield the Golden Hurricane throw at opponents. Douglas is as fast as a running back that SMU will have faced all season, which is shown in his 7.2 yards per carry. Douglas has been inconsistent at times this year but can break off a long run at any time as he has three runs this season over 75 yards. Douglas is a great change of pace back from Singleton, and the last thing defenses want to see after taking a pounding from Singleton, is a fast running back like Douglas.

4. RB Trey Watts

Watts, like Douglas has been at times inconsistent this year, but still possesses the talent to change a game at any time. Watts is coming off an 122 yard rushing game against UCF and as of lately has carried more of the load than Douglas, and against the physical SMU front seven may be the back of choice this Saturday to back up Singleton. Watts is also a weapon out of the backfield when it comes to catching the ball, and SMU must account for this or else he will hurt the Mustangs badly.

5. WR Keyarris Garrett

In a high potent passing attack like Tulsa's there is always a star receiver, and for Tulsa, that man is Garrett. Standing at 6-foot-4, Garrett is able to out-leap smaller defenders and is a tough matchup for any secondary. Despite only having two games this year with over seven receptions, Garrett has still been able to rack up eight touchdowns and almost 700 yards. Garrett, more than any other player on this Tulsa offense, must be accounted for at all times.

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